For my ultraviolet recipe I've created a refreshing, chilled summer salad that is visually striking in daylight and in ultraviolet light. Mint oil and a tart tonic granita compliment perfect little cubes of cucumber and watermelon. A memorable first course, in any light.
Most foods are pretty dull under ultraviolet light. But a few are brilliant (literally). I've gathered up a handful of ingredients and pointers for the next time you want to cook up something that glows.
We’re right smack dab in the middle of blueberry season. And though they look blue when you pick them, a few minutes of simmering turns those blueberries unmistakeably purple. I love using fragrant lavender as a seasoning (also in season now), but enough lavender to color this dish would have made it inedible. Luckily for...
There are lots of misnomers in the world of plant food colors. “Red” cabbage and onions, and lettuce definitely look purple, purple potatoes can look blue. (And cooked blueberries are definitely purple.) Lots of “black” fruit and grains turn out purple: black rice, black mission figs, black grapes, blackberries. Perhaps I ought to forgive whoever...
Blue recipe! Bluefoot mushrooms are hard to track down, but their intoxicating flavor and aroma make the hunt worthwhile. Paired with shallots, cream and purple potatoes; I've made a rich, succulent savory (blue!) tart.
Blue is notoriously scarce in the world of natural foods, I've rounded up a few blue exceptions. Included: a remarkable little pea flower, which food might turn blue when you pickle it, and how to turn red cabbage blue.
Colorful foods week 4= Green! Sabzi polo is a tasty, herb-packed Persian rice dish, perfect for celebrating springtime abundance. My version adds a bright green infused oil and tasty garlic scapes.
Colorful cooking week four: green foods! Green foods are certainly abundant, but keeping your greens vibrant is no simple task. This week's roundup has tips for keeping your cooked greens bright and unusual ways to add brilliant green to your meals.
Fresh turmeric makes this simple homemade ginger beer bright, electric yellow. Spicy, lightly sweet and refreshing, this is a perfect cold treat for ginger lovers. One surprise: my favorite method for making ginger beer turns out to be the simplest.
Rainbow recipes week 3: yellow foods! I've rounded up some of the prettiest little plant foods you could ask for--- all in gorgeous sunny hues. Edible flowers, vibrant fruits, a root that will dye anything yellow, this week's collection has a huge variety of ways to bring a little more yellow to your cooking.
It’s week two of my rainbow-themed colorful foods project. Time for some orange foods! While red foods can get their pigment from many different types of molecules, orange foods primarily get their pigment from carotenoids. Carotenoids can make red, yellow or orange pigments in plants. For animals they can satisfy several essential nutritional functions, notably...
If you think that curry doesn't belong anywhere near your dessert, then think again. This ice cream balances just a touch of spiciness with rich, creamy coconut milk for a flavor that is every bit as satisfying as spicy/creamy rice pudding. Oh, and it's (accidentally) vegan.